Earlier this week, T-Mobile launched its nationwide 5G network. Sure, the Un-carrier had 5G aleady, introducing millimeter wave (mmWave) in several cities. But this is using the company's low-band 600MHz spectrum, and it's actually nationwide. Chances are if you've got T-Mobile 4G LTE where you live, you've either got 5G, or you've got 5G nearby.
One of the first devices to use it is the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren. It's a mouthful to say, but it's an incredible handset. It utilizes a beautiful design, a buttery-smooth 90Hz QHD+ OLED display, and packs solid internals like a Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 12GB RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage. Just like on the OnePlus 7 Pro, there's no notch; instead, there's a pop-up selfie camera.
Rather than the traditional OnePlus red, the box comes in orange. Even the included charging cable is OnePlus orange. The design of the handset has orange accents around the frame as well, along with a design around the camera module.
Check out the unboxing below:
Eventually, 5G will be a combination of low- and mid-band sub-6GHz frequencies, along with mmWave. T-Mobile should be acquiring Sprint soon, which will get it a mid-band spectrum, and it's building out mmWave. With those things combined, it should result in a pretty robust 5G network.
Unfortunately, this device doesn't, and won't support mmWave. T-Mobile is promising a 20% increase in speeds from 4G LTE, and I've even found that to be a pretty conservative estimate. But still, you're going to be looking at speeds in the hundreds of Mbps, rather than in the Gbps. If you want a handset that does both, you'll have to wait until next year.